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This two-weekend film festival features powerful imagery and poignant commentary about meaningful issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Audiences will hear from filmmakers and actors on their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists, and community leaders on themes that apply to today’s world. Register at the website for free tickets.
Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, discusses the origins of Afrofuturism.
You can access all of CAAM’s videos “from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles on CAAM’s YouTube Channel. There are short videos about their exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of many of their archived Zoom programs including a free yoga class and an inspiring talk with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and political commentator Bakari Sellers. New videos are added frequently.
Art has the power to transport us and to give insight into pressing cultural, political, and social questions. The Hammer’s lectures, symposia, film series, readings, and performances aim to spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Many of these programs were recorded, you can find them on our YouTube channel.
The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room is an online home for curated programs, many drawn from the Archive’s extensive holdings of short and feature films, television shows, and newsreels. Other programs are ticketed virtual cinema releases that provide support for Archive public programs while the Billy Wilder Theater remains closed. Past programs have included The Murder of Fred Hampton, Celebration of Iranian Cinema, and Archive Television.
For The Love of L.A. highlights the broad and expansive array of Angeleno creativity across diverse disciplines and geographies. More than 35 artists in total will be featured with a platform to express their views of Los Angeles that are relevant and reflective of the current time through music, dance, and visual culture.
Did you know that you can access all of California African American Museum’s videos from artist interviews to exhibition previews and guest profiles on CAAM’s YouTube Channel? You’ll find short videos about our exhibitions and public programs plus full recordings of some of their archived Zoom programs.
The L.A. Rebellion film, refers to a group of young African and African-American filmmakers who studied at the UCLA Film School in the late-1960s to the late-1980s and have created a black cinema that provided an alternative to classical Hollywood movies. The Films Interview are available to the public as part of its ongoing L.A. Rebellion initiative.
ArtBites is a video series of small “bites” with educator and cook, Maite Gomez-Rejon, exploring the nexus between culinary history and The Huntington’s collections. New “bites” are added frequently, check back often.
African American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of African American heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s African American contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include dance and music concerts, and gallery exhibitions.
Watch and listen to a selection of films, television, and radio programs preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Organized by artist Gabrielle Civil, Black Motion Pictures is a series of Zoom interviews with radical Black creatives about race, performance, and representation. The spring series of conversations (1/15, 2/17, 3/12, 4/14) includes artists Ayana Olamide Flewellen, Ra Malaika Imhotep, Jasmine Nyende, and ox Whitney. Past conversations are available for viewing at REDCAT.org.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a citywide commemoration of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage and history in Los Angeles. The celebration will acknowledge Southern California’s Asian and Pacific Islander contributions in the areas of education, religion, the arts, culture, and the humanities. Events include music concerts, performances, and several gallery exhibitions.